The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. Blog

If My AC’s Compressor Breaks, Do I Need a New System?

June 17th, 2019

compressor-in-ac-unitThe compressor is the literal heart of a central air conditioning system: it’s what causes refrigerant to move through the rest of the system and transfer heat from the inside to the outside. When a compressor fails, the AC fails. The fans may still run, but no cool air will come from the vents.

Because the compressor is such a vital component, and an expensive one to replace, a homeowner must face a big choice about what to do next.

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The Power of UV Lights for Cleaning Your Air

June 3rd, 2019

UV-air-purifier-lightHomes across the US frequently have issues with indoor air quality. Because modern houses are designed to prevent loss or gain of heat through open areas, there’s little chance for fresh air circulation to clean out the concentration of indoor contaminants.

Here in Tampa Bay, one of the biggest indoor air quality challenges we face is organic pollutants. Our high humidity makes it easy for mold to develop in parts of our homes, and it also creates a fertile environment for microbes and viruses. Proper humidity control can help alleviate the source of the problem, but when it comes to cleaning these harmful spores and microbes from the air, the best solution is UV lights, a.k.a. UV air purifiers.

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The Benefits of a Central Air Conditioner

May 20th, 2019

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Electro-mechanical air conditioning was invented at the start of the 20th century, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that it entered homes in a big way because of the availability of window AC units. Even today, many homes still use window units to provide cooling in their home. But central air conditioning systems are a better option, for a variety of reasons.

Below we’ve listed the major benefits of using central air conditioning in Tampa, FL rather than window units for a house.

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It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for AC Maintenance

May 6th, 2019

air-conditioner-on-leavesThe weather in Tampa is already sunny and warm, just as we’d expect in May. Air conditioners are now up and running, and they’ll probably only have a few days of break time for the rest of the season.

Does that mean it’s too late for those AC maintenance plans in Tampa, FL? Is it better to just skip a year and have maintenance done next spring?

Not at all! It’s still early in the air conditioning season, and it’s far worse to skip maintenance entirely than have it done a few weeks later than usual. In fact, even if it were July, we’d still advise you to have maintenance done—because it’s that essential!

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Why Replace Those Window ACs—And What Can Replace Them

April 22nd, 2019

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The window air conditioner was an amazing invention when it first appeared in the 1950s. For the first time, homes had affordable options for mechanical cooling. Central air conditioners were too expensive and most houses didn’t have the space for the ductwork necessary.

Central cooling systems have come a long way in sixty years. They’re less expensive and modern homes are designed with them in mind. But if you live in an older house or one that wasn’t built with ductwork, you’re probably still depending on window air conditioners for keeping your summer cool.

We’d like to help change that! Window ACs may work for an apartment, but your larger home deserves something better.

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Check Your AC Early: Does It Need Repairs?

April 8th, 2019

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Air conditioning season starts early in Tampa Bay. There’s a good argument that it never actually stops, but spring is the time when air conditioners really rev up and put in the heavy work.

So as your air conditioning system begins the long job of cooling your house down through another hot middle of the year, take some time to make sure it doesn’t have repair needs. There are small signs that might appear at this time warning you to call for air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL.

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We Can Help You Beat the Florida Humidity in Your House

March 25th, 2019

flushed-man-before-fanThe dry seasons here in Tampa Bay can often last into May. But as summer gets into gear, the humidity starts to ramp up. And as the relative humidity rises along with the temperatures, it can mean some sweaty and uncomfortable days. Combining a 90°F afternoon—and we experience a few of those!—with relative humidity higher than 60% can make the weather feel 10° hotter! That is—no—fun.

You can’t do much about high humidity when you’re outside except to fan yourself or jump in a pool. In your home, however, you can find ways to better control humidity. And no way is more effective than to call us to help you with indoor air quality systems in Tampa, FL that balance humidity and ensure proper air circulation.

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Check Out The A/C Guy of Tampa on Tomorrow’s Episode of Military Makeover

March 14th, 2019

The A/C Guy of Tampa will be featured on tomorrow’s episode of Military Makeover, episode 2 at 7:30AM ET on Lifetime. Tune in and learn about the Middleton’s home project as they have their AC system installed as well as flooring and some challenges from Mother Nature.

We really enjoyed our partnership with the Military Makeover team, if you missed episode 1 you can catch up quickly tomorrow and learn about this wonderful family and program.

Episode 2 – The Middleton Family – March 15th, 2019 @ 7:30AM ET on Lifetime

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The Change to Spring: Ways to Help Your Heat Pump

March 11th, 2019

daffodilsA heat pump offers a home the great advantage of having both heating and cooling in a single unit. But it also offers a challenge as well, because it works twice as hard as a standard AC or heater. It’s important to see that your heat pump gets the right attention and service each year so that it’s prepared to work for all seasons. We’re now moving toward the hot weather of the middle of the year, so it’s time to get your heat pump ready for long hours in cooling mode.

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The A/C Guy Will Be on “Military Makeover”!

February 27th, 2019

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Our motto at The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. is “Serving Our Tampa Bay Family with Integrity and Honor!” For us, that also means serving those who serve the US with integrity and honor—our brave servicemen and women. We want to help repay them for their sacrifices.

We’ve partnered with Military Makeover with Montel, airing on Lifetime, to help serve military families who need our assistance. Montel Williams, talk show legend and military advocate, leads the Military Makeover team to enlist the help of home improvement specialists to provide a complete transformation for the homes of military families across the country. The show’s motto is “RESPECT, REPAY, REBUILD.”

The Season Premiere of Military Makeover with Montel Williams airs Friday, March 1st. Please tune in, and you’ll get to see us featured in a future episode where we help out with the important heating, cooling, and ventilation needs of military families. We’ve donated our crew and our time to make a difference in the lives of people who put their own lives on the line to protect our freedoms!

The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. proudly serves our local veterans!

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